A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.
Rena Y. Polonsky, HUC-JIR Rabbinical Student “Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a cloth, placed it against both their backs and, [Read more…]
The “miracle” of the oil that supports the festival of Chanukah is a highlight of December. All across Jewish communities this story will be replayed. Young people will sing traditional songs, dreidels will spin and [Read more…]
Please permit me to wax a little nostalgic. One of the issues, as we all grow a little older, is the desire to be linked with generations. Often we recall events, moments, passages that took [Read more…]
I have just returned from speaking at a conference of Latin American Progressive congregations. The conference brought together over 350 registered delegates from congregations across Latin America. It was held at a hotel on Copacabana [Read more…]
For us, April is one of the kindest, most exciting months. Hope is renewed! We get to measure ourselves against what was and what we hope will be. Baseball returns, and as a life long Phillies [Read more…]